Synthesis 1990; 1990(7): 591-592
DOI: 10.1055/s-1990-26951
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Simplified Preparation of 16-Dehydropregnenolone Acetate

I. V. Mićović* , M. D. Ivanović, D. M. Piatak
  • *Faculty of Chemistry, University of Belgrade, POB 550, 11001 Belgrade, Yugoslavia
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Publication Date:
17 September 2002 (online)

A simplified, one-pot preparation of 16-dehydropregnenolone acetate (4) from diosgenin (1) using normal pressure and a much reduced temperature compared to known procedure was developed in an overall yield varied from 65 to 69 %. The method lends itself very well to industrial scale methodology.